The 2017 Only Watch auction in Geneva ended with Beauty. The one-off piece presented by BOVET was sold for the sum of 80,000 Swiss francs, with the proceeds of the auction going to the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies (Monaco Muscular Dystrophy Association).
Geneva, November 11, 2017. In a packed auction hall, BOVET’s “Secret Beauty” timepiece was sold for 80,000 Swiss francs in aid of Duchenne muscular dystrophy research.
As BOVET’s philanthropic endeavors primarily support children’s charities, it was only natural to present a one-off piece for the seventh Only Watch auction. The Maison’s “Secret Beauty” provided a modern interpretation of an ancestral decorative art. The combination of miniature painting and Super-LumiNova presents the portrait of a Geisha painted on a mother-of-pearl dial, visible by day and by night. In an ultimate display of finesse, her kimono fades in the half-light to reveals her graceful form.
Pascal Raffy, owner of Maison BOVET, commented: “We are pleased with the result of this sale and proud to make a significant contribution to fundamental muscular dystrophy research with this exceptional timepiece.”